McClure River Restoration Project

The purpose of the McClure River Restoration Project is to improve the health of the McClure River and its surrounding communities. Two communities along the river were identified as the top two communities most in need of sewage systems. The MRRP works to identify areas in need through monthly water monitoring, help local communities write grants to fund septic systems, and educate local residents and other about the needs in the area. The MRRP also works to remediate issues with abandon coal mines, such as acid mine drainage.

The McClure River Restoration Project is a local, citizen driven project with a mission to improve the health of the McClure River and its surrounding communities. the McClure River is located in southwestern Virginia in the mountainous Dickenson County. Dickenson County is one of the poorest counties in the state of Virginia, thus many homes still have no or inadequate plumbing. Started in 2001 by a group of concerned citizens, the MRRP has installed 13 new septic systems, recieved over $450,000 in grant monies, reclaimed an abandoned mine site, and cleaned up 7 illegal dump sites. The project has also partnered with local high schools to complete montly water monitoring for fecal coliform and E. coli, create the project's website, and host river clean ups. Other partners include the Lonesome Pine Soil and Water Conservation District, Dickenson County Health Dept., US Office of Surface Mining, US Natural Resource Conservation Service, VA Department of Environmental Quality, VA Department of Conservation and Recreation, and VA Dept. of Mines, Minerals, and Energy.

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130 Clintwood Main Street
Clintwood, VA 24228

Contact Info
Phone: 276-926-6621
Fax: 276-926-4640
Website: NA

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